King James Bible

5:5 
But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
5:6 
Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.
5:7 
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
 
5:8 
Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
 
5:9 
That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
 
5:10 
They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
 
5:11 
Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
 
5:12 
For I know your manifold transgressions, and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.
 
5:13 
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
 
5:14 
Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
 
5:15 
Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
 
5:16 
Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.
 
5:17 
And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD.
 
5:18 
Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
 
5:19 
As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
 
5:20 
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
 
5:21 
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
 
5:22 
Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
 
5:23 
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
 
5:24 
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
 

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